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Single review: Oh Baby – Cruel Intention

Last year was a fairly cruel, cruel summer, and none of us have any intention of repeating that fallow period again. We need tunes to get us out of our sleepy slumber, and ‘Cruel Intention’ by Oh Baby is a slow-burner, primed to fire you up.



There’s a strong Goldfrapp feel to the song; and that is never a bad thing. No doubt your lush-electro favourites will come to the fore, as it’s a genre many of us hold close to our hearts.

It’s not derivative, but it’s familiar, and comfortable. You don’t need to know the artist inside out to find yourself propelled onto the dancefloor; all you need is the beat and an intro with a striding yet shimmering sense of cool.

‘I Need Somebody To Love Tonight’ is deeper, less for the dancefloor, more for the taxi ride into town when on a mission. It’s all good.

‘Cruel Intention’ is out now with album Hey Genius to be released 24th July on Burning Witch Records

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